Updated September 26, 2019 by Karen Bennett

The 10 Best Hose Guides

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This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2017. If you're tired of inadvertently uprooting entire beds of petunias whenever you move your hose around the yard, it's time to take action. The guides featured here are designed to keep your flowers, vegetable garden, and shrubs safe from damage, and some of them will add beauty to your lawn, as well. Just be sure to prevent children from playing near them while unsupervised. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best hose guide on Amazon.

10. Carver's Olde Iron Mushroom

9. Esschert Design USA Set of 3

8. Orbit Plant Protection

7. Panacea Butterfly

6. Dramm Premium

5. SPI Bunny Holding Umbrella

4. Carver’s Bird in Leaf

3. Liberty Garden Decorative Pine Cone

2. SPI Home Lovebirds

1. Yard Butler HG-18

Special Honors

InfiniFlo Guide Available in many designs from traditional plastic to heavy-duty, decorative ceramic, these reliable devices act as both hose guides and garden decor. They come in spikes of either plastic or zinc, and an array of designs that feature a frog, a rabbit, a turtle, and more. raypadula.com

Editor's Notes

September 23, 2019:

Whether you water your yard with a standard garden hose or a flat hose, you don’t want it to end up damaging your luscious garden or your prized flower beds. That’s where hose guides come in; these cleverly designed devices will keep your hose at bay, so no matter how much you move it, it won’t damage anything in its wake.

The SBI Bunny Holding Umbrella is both functional and attractive, as this cute, long-eared friend keeps your hose where it belongs. It measures 17 inches in height and is made of sturdy aluminum, ensuring it will hold up well to the elements. While it does come in on the pricey side, if you're willing to make the investment, it will make a nice addition to any yard.

Another ornamental piece that incorporates fine details is the Carver’s Bird in Leaf, also made of aluminum that won’t rust over time. Unlike most others, its height can be adjusted, so you can make it anywhere between 13 and 18 inches tall.

We removed the MTR Outdoor Products Set of 6 and the Marshall's Garden Bird, due to their being unavailable at this time.

October 17, 2018:

Removed the Stylecraft Guides because of availability issues. Selected the MTR Outdoor Products and Yard Butler models as additional non-decorative choices.


Karen Bennett
Last updated on September 26, 2019 by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s.degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.


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